This page features one of my favorite bits of dialogue between Roka and Ril that really crystallizes their relationship. It’s been a running thing that Ril makes a lot of outlandish suggestions, but I really like how this explains the dynamic behind Roka being the one responsible for the actual decision making. It wasn’t anything I deliberately thought about between the two. It was just what came out of Roka’s mouth as I was writing the script and I thought it worked well and defined the two perfectly.

I also wanted to keep Ril as a consistent voice in his concern about Sky’s presence on the ship. In some ways, he’s a bit jerky about the whole thing, but in other ways, he’s not necessarily wrong to be worried. And it’s always more interesting when a character has a valid point, as opposed to a character being adversarial just to be adversarial for plot purposes.